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Join the Liberty Community as an International Graduate Student

 

As an international graduate student, your admission process is unique, and our International Admissions Team is here to assist you through each step of the process. Please check out the important information below to start your graduate education at Liberty University!

Contact a Graduate Admissions Representative with any questions.

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Deadlines

 
Fall Semester

Complete your application and be accepted by March 31 prior to the start of the semester.

Spring Semester

Complete your application and be accepted by October 31 prior to the start of the semester.


Additional Resources

One valuable source of experience and finances for international students is the opportunity to seek out open positions as a Graduate Student Assistant (GSA). GSAs work for and alongside our professors to assist with lectures, grading, and other tasks. For detailed information, click here.


Step 1: Apply

To begin your education as an international graduate student with Liberty University, your first step will be to submit your application. Additionally, you will need to submit all of the required admission documents so our Admission Committee can review your file for a decision. Please review all the requirements below to ensure a smooth admission process.

To be considered for admission:

  • Complete resident graduate application (online)
  • Submit transcripts or credential evaluation reports of transcripts: applicants who completed college-level academic coursework outside of the U.S. must have their transcripts evaluated by a credential evaluation service provider that is a member of the National Association of Credential Services (NACES®)
    • If a NACES credential evaluation was completed based on a preliminary transcript for the purpose of admission to the University, the student must also submit a NACES evaluation of the final transcript before being permitted to register for their second semester of courses
  • Submit your test of English Proficiency: If English is not your primary language submit one of the following tests:

*For students who have studied for 2 or more years in the U.S. educational system, the English proficiency test requirement may be waived.


To be considered for SEVIS I-20 eligibility for students residing outside of the US:


To be considered for SEVIS I-20 transfer eligibility for students residing inside of the US:


Accepted International Law School and Medical School Students

Students Residing outside the U.S. Requesting a SEVIS I-20:

Students Residing in the U.S. Requesting a Transfer SEVIS I-20:

Any documentation should be emailed to international@liberty.edu or faxed to (434) 522-0430.


LUO Intensive students requiring a SEVIS I-20 in order to travel to campus:

  • Submit the Application for Intensive I-20 with proof of finances (see cost breakdown here)
  • Copy of passport photo page
  • Copy of Travel Insurance Policy (policy MUST include: medical evacuation, repatriation of remains, and minimum $250,000 per injury or illness)

These documents must be submitted to the International Graduate Admissions Office no later than 8 weeks prior (and no earlier than 6 months prior) to your proposed travel to Liberty University’s campus.

Please submit this completed form and all subsequent documents by mail, email, or fax to:

International Graduate Admissions

1971 University Blvd

Lynchburg, VA, 24515

international@liberty.edu

Phone: (434) 592-3250

Fax: (434) 522-0430

Step 2: Submit Degree Admission Requirements

Since you are a graduate student, you will likely need to submit additional documentation to be admitted into the program of your choice.

  • Submit the specific requirements that pertain to your degree. If you are unsure of what they are:
    • Go to the master’s degrees page
    • Find your degree and then look at the “Admission Requirements” tab at the bottom of the degree page.
Step 3: Accept

Get your Visa & SEVIS (If applicable)

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee and your student VISA are integral parts of your admission process, as they allow you to legally study in the United States. 

Step 4: ASIST

In this step, you will complete Financial Check-in to secure your enrollment and register for your first semester of classes. Please review the information below for each unique item within this step.

Step 5: Attend

This final step allows you to prepare to arrive on campus as a new Liberty student. Be sure to attend the Graduate and International Student Orientations to be fully equipped to start your educational journey at Liberty.